Track your collection with unlimited notes and bottle quantities
GET IT NOW:
If you want to add an image with your reviews install the app.
GET IT NOW:
Learn More About Cookies
Ok, its cold out...time to pull down some dusties and see if I can get in a few ratings before the end of 2022...considering I have five of these LBP bottles on the shelf, and have rated zero, let's get cracking. A121...which I purchased somewhat reluctantly as I have not been a huge fan of Larceny 'standard', was a pleasant surprise. The nose needs a bit of glass time, and water does some wonders, as the ethanol is quite intense, even for the proof. A bit of patience and dihydrogen monoxide brings out some bold fruit notes (orange seems to be the most dominant for me), spice, and some pretty bold oak. The flavor is kind of muted at first with a lot of oak and almost a sawdust like quality...some cereal/oatmeal feel, but the water also helped a lot here. Orange and vanilla come through quickly after a few drops, though the wood remains present. More caramel starts to emerge as well. Having enjoyed 3 of the 5 bottles, I can say this is my least favorite thus far, but was still good enough to continue to buy future renditions when I saw them at MSRP. A great value bottle (assuming no gouging)...solid pour for those cold, early winter nights!
September 5, 2022 (edited September 8, 2022)
4.25 out of 5 stars
Been sitting on this one for a year and a half. Got lost in my unopened bottle cabinet. Finally opened it and was pleasantly surprised. Nose is french toast, apple butter, nutmeg and a hint of clove. Alcohol fills the nostrils as well. The palate follows through and is very sweet. I get apples, allspice, powdered sugar, cookie dough, and maybe some almond paste. The finish brings on strong spice which lingers. Ice eases the edges on the spices and let's the fruit come through. A very nice version, better than most.
Had my good friend @ataylor156 over for some good bourbon. From left to right I. The pic, ranked top to bottom (we both have exactly the same ranking):
Rabbit Hole Cavehill (#6)
George T. Stagg (2019) (#1)
William Larue Weller (2019) (#2)
Blanton’s Straight from the Barrel (#4)
Larceny Barrel Proof (#5)
E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof (#3)
Not a bad night. 😎
Neat in a glencairn
Appearance: golden copper with slow forming thicc legs
Nose: baked apples and buttery cinnamon streusel
Palate: slightly thin on the palate but then pops with dried fruit and nuts…like trail mix missing the m&m’s
Finish: sweet nuttiness and red cinnamon candy, and the apple comes back through in the end.
Solid 82 (converts to 4.1) this is an instant buy for me